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On the right track


According to Elon Werner, Director of Public Relations for John Force Racing since 2006, Ennis is one of the most popular racing sites on the tour. In fact, he says, Fall Nationals remains on the Top 5 best attended events in the United States. The relationship between the Texas Motorplex and the City of Ennis […]

Fan Fest draws a crowd downtown


An eclectic blend of people from across the region was drawn to Ennis Thursday evening for one reason: The appeal of the vroom. Find this story and more in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Fall Festival set for Saturday


An annual favorite, the Ennis Fall Festival, returns downtown Saturday for a 15th consecutive year. Billed as an event fun for all ages, the venue ranges from a list of kids activities to an open-air concert by the Studebakers. Full details on this story can be found in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Fan Fest set for return to downtown Thursday evening


Texas Motorplex returns downtown Ennis for a second straight year when the Pre-Stage Fan Fest invades North Dallas and West Knox Streets from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the general public. Get more details on this and other stories in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis […]

Charter amendment would scratch city marshal election


For as long as the Ennis Police Department has watched over and protected the citizens of Ennis, its top-ranking officer, the police chief, has been selected by voters in an election. That long-standing tradition may change, however, if voters so choose in Nov. 8 city charter election. Get the full details on this story and […]

Ennis group provides water for Ugandans


In a world where more is said than what is actually done, a group of Ennis residents identified a need in East Africa, then responded by traveling over 7,000 miles to lend a hand. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Study: City pay uneven for higher, lower positions


A compensation analysis study shows the city’s positions that require the least amount of education or lowest level of skill pay well above the market average in Ennis, while the highest level supervisory positions pay below the market average… Get the full details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Many charter amendments key on updating arcane language


In the upcoming Nov. 8 election, some of the proposed charter amendments would result in procedural changes, but many of the propositions key on updating arcane language. Read more about the proposed charter amendments in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Registrations for benefit 5K at record levels


Chics in Pink Stilettos founder LaKisha Wells said she couldn’t have imagined five years ago that the Pink Power Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and 5K would grow to what it is today. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Proposition would set term limits


While the most buzzed about ballot item in the upcoming Nov. 8 election may be the names of presidential nominees, the choices for Ennis residents will be a bit more complex with the addition of charter amendments that could change the future of the city. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The […]

City employee pay off market average, study finds


A city compensation study show a majority of the city’s employees are paid either above or below the market average… Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Trash pickup to remain a city service


City of Ennis trash pickup will not be outsourced to a private company after the city commission voted unanimously Monday night to keep sanitation services in-house and also increase the rate from $15.75 to $21.25 per month. Get the details in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Halloween cemetery tour takes shape


As the third annual Myrtle Meander tour looms, monologues for the historical characters to be portrayed are being submitted to the event’s sponsoring organizations, the Ennis Historical Society and the Ennis Public Theatre. Get this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Travel guide features Bluebonnet Trails


One of Ennis’ most popular attractions–the bluebonnet trails–is getting some time in the limelight following a 3-page feature in Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide. Get more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Girl killed in car crash


A juvenile girl was killed in a three-car accident near the corner of South Clay and West Lampasas Street Wednesday afternoon, according to Ennis Police. Lt. Fred Pontley with the Ennis Police Department said the crash report hadn’t been completed as of Thursday morning but that police have a basic understanding of how the wreck […]

American Legion donates to nine charitable organizations


The local American Legion chapter did more than its share of charitable work last week when it donated a combined $14,500 to nine local organizations and charities. All donations came during a special check presentation last Wednesday at the American Legion on Rumbo Road, the day before the regionally-recognized North Texas Day of Giving. Find […]

1-20-5 Fest coming up Saturday


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Surveys to determine future of city’s trash service


With the future of the City of Ennis’ sanitation services hanging in the balance, a survey mailed to trash customers could determine whether it remains in-house or is outsourced to a private company. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Stay informed, subscribe today!

Bless the Blue


About 40 people from the Ennis community gathered in front of the police station Wednesday afternoon to take part in the “Pray for the Blue” event as part of the ongoing “Back the Blue” week in the city. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Downed power line causes fire, outage


A downed power line caused a far-reaching power outage as well as sparking a minor fire at a home in the 1000 block of North Kaufman Street about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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